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Accident: 98108.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Fractures Ankles

Accident: 98108.015 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254363.01507/21/2017Granite Enterprises, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was performing roofing work at a multiemployer construction project, a two-story residential building. He was on the roof and throwing debris to the ground. Employee #1 apparently was nearing the end of his task, and he was disconnected from his fall protection. Employee #1 fell from the roof, a fall height of approximately 17 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to both ankles.
Keywords: roofer, roof, fall, fracture, housekeeping, residential construction, fall protection, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1254363.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Other Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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